Environmental Red Light/Green Light Game

Step forward if the action is beneficial to the environment. Step backward if it is harmful.


To learn some human activities that help and hurt the environment




15 minutes


This game reviews issues that help and harm the environment. Line up the kids in a row next to a wall and stand in front of your students. Say an action that can be either good or bad for the environment. If the kids think it’s a good action, they take a step forward; if they think it’s a bad one, they stay in place. For example, if you say “throw garbage in the street,” nobody is going to take a step forward. If a student moves at the mention of a bad thing, they have to go back one step from where they started. Continue the game until a kid reaches you and wins the game. 

This lesson plan is an activity from the Environmental Activities for Youth Clubs and Camps, a resource developed by the Peace Corps Office of Overseas Programming and Training (OPATS). It was contributed by Peace Corps/Dominican Republic.

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